Unknown Hallmarks WWII Cig Case

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Tabitha
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Unknown Hallmarks WWII Cig Case

Postby Tabitha » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:09 am

Hello
I acquired a few military items, and one is a silver cigarette case either WWI or WWII with mysterious hallmarks. I spent all afternoon on numerous sites trying to find something similar. It is engraved on the front LT. C.H. Gunn 356th INFT. which was an American unit in WWI but fell under th 86th in WWII.
It is hallmarked on the inside edge. And I assume I photo'd the correct way up, with the 900 designation at the end.
Any help or direction is appreciated.
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Re: Unknown Hallmarks WWII Cig Case

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi Tabitha,

Welcome to the Forum.

It's German. See: Louis Kuppenheim at: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_5.html

and: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... im#p127165

Trev.

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Re: Unknown Hallmarks WWII Cig Case

Postby Tabitha » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:22 pm

Thank you!
It is Louis Kuppenheim Germany!! Dates between 1912 to 1924 so fits in with WWI and I also found a mention of the Lieutenant in a local article on WWI out of Kansas. Charles H Gunn who was in charge of 356th in Germany.
So I assume he acquired it while in Germany and had it engraved :)

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Re: Unknown Hallmarks WWII Cig Case

Postby Tabitha » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:24 pm

This shows it with the cross hatching. 1912 to 1924 Photo D-1
http://www.louis-kuppenheim.de/Geschich ... 3274IAYFeU


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